The league and cup titles races may be over, but individual honours are still up for grabs in the Kilkenny & District League.
With the junior season now finished, the League have announced the names of the footballers listed for the Player of the Year awards. Just like at team level, competition will be keen as players battle to end their season on a personal high.
The nominations in the Premier Division make for interesting reading. Chris Whearty (Evergreen A) helped his side to land their fourth successive league title, while also catching the eye of the Republic of Ireland junior international manager Gerry Smith. Freebooters A defender James Kelly is also in the running and could land his second award in as many seasons if selected.
The following are the nominations across the men’s and women’s junior divisions and youth levels. The awards will be presented at the League’s awards night, which will be held at The Set on Friday, June 28.
Premier Division: Michael Brennan (Bridge United), Ned Brown (Clover United), Chris Whearty (Evergreen A), Philly Johnston (Evergreen B), Eddie Nugent (Fort Rangers), James Kelly (Freebooters), Eoin Lawlor (Lions A), David Wemyss (Thomastown United A).
Division One: Adrian Kenny (AC Kilkenny), Simon Burke (Callan United), Nicky Cleere (East End United A), Shane Kavanagh (Highview Athletic A), John Hayes (Newpark A), Joseph Gahan (Southend United), Jonathan Ryan (Spa United), Rob Lee (Stoneyford United).
Division Two: David Delaney (Clifden United), Graham Gorey (Evergreen C), Fionn Lawlor (Freshford Town), Mark Kavanagh (Newpark B), Jason Dermody (River Rangers), Mark Delahunty (Thomastown United B), Michael Brennan (Tullaroan).
Division Three: Tom Huff (Bridge United B), Danny Kinsella (East End United B), Neil Stacey (Highview Athletic B), Darren Rowe (Orchard Rovers), Martin Barnaville (St Ann’s), Alan Kelly (St John’s).
Women’s Division One: Aoife Dunne (Bridge United), Laura Dooley (East End United), Danielle Kenny (Evergreen), Edel Harding (Tullaroan).
Women’s Division Two: Grainne Daly (Deen Celtic).
Youths’ Division One: Tom O’Malley (Clover United), Jamie Conway (Evergreen), Emmet Nugent (Fort Rangers), Paddy Cahill (Freebooters).
Youths’ Division Two: Ciaran Wallace (Deen Celtic).